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Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers.


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MABE offers a variety of in-service Professional Development (PD) options during its Summer Institute, as well as for individual schools/districts upon request. MABE makes every effort to provide cost-effective and high-quality professional learning services that are tailored to communities and personalized to your needs.

The professional learning opportunities created by MABE are based on the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and the teacher competencies outlined in the  National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS, also known as the EMMA Standards). For more information about different different state licenses, please see the Teaching License section under individual states in our advocacy pageRecipients receive a certificate of professional development upon completion.

Through critical thinking and reflective practice, the in-service professional development will prepare new teachers and leaders and deepen the competencies of experienced educators for the successful implementation of DLE programs.  

PD may include: 

  • Full-Day (6-hour) or Half-Day (3-hour) PD session(s)
  • Customized to your needs and issues 
  • Embedded coaching 
  • Co-facilitation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Collaborative analysis of observed teaching
  • Training facilitated by veteran dual language educators
  • Additional instructional resources from MABE


  • Participants will develop a deeper learning of DLE program essentials and instruction building their unique competencies as DLE educators
  • Certificate of Completion 

Please contact Phyllis Hardy, Executive Director, for further information or to request a service. 

Possible Sessions: UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

  • Dual Language Foundations  

  • Cross-Linguistic Pedagogy  
    • Linguistic Basics for the DLE Educator 
    • Students as language detectives: Using metalinguistic awareness to build vocabulary in two languages 

    • Meta-Linguistic Toolkit 

  • Holistic Bilingualism and Assessment  
    • Holistic Bilingualism and Assessment
    • Let's Talk About It (Oracy Assessment) 
    • Manuscrito - Herramienta de evaluación del desarrollo de la escritura en español 

    • Developing Local Assessments to Measure Student's Growth in Portuguese

  • Critical Issues for Leaders of DLE Programs  
    • Ensuring Success of a DLE Strand 

Banner: Student art from the International Charter School, RI. 



PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721

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